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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Ogun Police Nabs Three For Impersonation

The two fake police suspects

ABEOKUTA - Operatives of Ogun state police command has arrested two men who impersonated to be police officers in Ibogun town Ifo local government area of Ogun state.


The police Command Spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed this to journalists in Abeokuta the state capital on Tuesday. 


According to Oyeyemi, the suspects, Tajudeen Bankole and Fawoyi Rotimi were arrested following a distress call received from one Ibikunle Idowu that the two men came to his hotel, presented themselves as police officers and demanding for an unspecified amount of money from him.


He stated further that the two men were threatening to bundle him into their motor if he refused to meet their demands.


Upon the distress call, the Dpo Ibogun division, CSP Samuel Oladele mobilized his men and moved to the scene where they met the two men and got them arrested.


Oyeyemi said, on interrogation, one of them confessed been a dismissed policeman while the other one used to be an informant. 


He explained further that, they confessed further that they were passing through the area when they discovered that they don’t have much fuel in their car and they decided to extort the owner of the hotel in order to get money to fuel the car.


Recovered from them are two forged police warrant cards.

In a related development, operatives of SWAT in Ogun state have apprehended one Abiola Oduola for impersonating to be a Civil Defense officer. 


The 31 year-old was arrested when a stolen phone was traced to him at Ibara area of Abeokuta, he was arrested with a complete civil defense uniform which he claimed to have stolen from a civil defense officer.


Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.

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